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The Lake House, Calgary, AB

The Lake House

4.8
4.8
2920 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest and most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for weddings and events.

The Lake House features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts‘ (CRMR’s) renowned and distinctive Rocky Mountain Cuisine. This is interpreted and presented by Chef Gareth Colville. Chef Colville and his team excel at showcasing the regional flavor of Western Canada. Our locally inspired menus are complimented by a diverse wine list offering global selections authored by acclaimed sommelier Brad Royale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Wild Game

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 225-3939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Neukom

  • Private party facilities

    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    Lake Louise Way SE

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2023

    CA$100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone at The Lake House! This year we will be offering a set 4 course dinner menu for $100 per person with optional wine pairings for $55 a person. Our regular a la carte menu will not be available. Menu details can be found online at lakehousecalgary.com.

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What 2,920 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Best Ambiance

  • Calgary

    Great for scenic views

  • Calgary

    Canadian

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  1. BB

    BlairB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Darcy was amazing!!
  2. f

    foodlover

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A birthday lunch. Great cocktails excellent food. Delicious dessert. As always love the window tables overlooking the lake even if it is snow covered but saw skaters. Service was excellent. One of my favourites for lunch.
  3. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent. Lovely atmosphere, along with very friendly and accommodating staff makes for a very enjoyable event. Thank you!
  4. J

    Julie

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Food, service, the view. Worth every penny.
  5. JS

    JimS

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family Birthday celebration. The hostess was professional and very pleasant. We were seated right away and greeted by our waiter. Service was fabulous and food suggestion’s were excellent. The wine pairing was very good; main course and appetizers were excellent. Just a fun fabulous evening would highly recommend this place.
  6. TC

    TamaraC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely, in house made sauces. Great view. Lovely fireplace.
  7. H

    Herb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All very good to excellent. Seating in corner with window view very good but a little too dark .
  8. B

    Buskayno

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time to celebrate occasion in this place. As always, we had a great time. My request to get a table with the view was granted. Good wine selection. The menu needs more entree selection I think.
  9. PV

    PeggyV

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time. Lovely waitress and delicious food.
  10. H

    Hendo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Still an amazing location, the food was great, slightly too salty, but the cooked very well with great sides. The dining room is very noisey We’ll go again !
  11. S

    Stefi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food. Great location. Highly recommend :).
  12. g

    goalachiever

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was perfect for our birthday lunch.
  13. MM

    MMMM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant was not busy during a weekday lunch time making this a great location for a business lunch. The food and service were very good. The view and ambience were excellent. Very enjoyable and I will be back
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience, our waitress Beth was very attentive and didn’t even let our water get past half empty
  15. RA

    RichardA

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We waited for an hour for the main course, my lamb was about two ounces of meat and the food looked and tasted like it had been under a heating lamp, not good enough for $46! My wife’s bison was reasonable but We had lost our appetites by then. Too bad because we have been eating there for past 28 years when it was Inn on Lake Bonavista, later Newport Grill , now Lakeside. Kind of spoiled our 38 th wedding anniversary!
  16. IF

    IanF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect all around. Would go again easily in the future.
  17. RB

    RachelB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from Darcy but everyone was amazing. The food was exceptional - the lamb was so tender you didn't need a knife to cut it, and to think its all local ... yah Even though we went on January 4th it was still busy with a great atmosphere and our table close to the fire place was just perfect. This wasn't our first visit and it will not be our last.
  18. KJ

    KJChow

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Quiet, pleasant ambiance. We enjoyed our first visit to the Lake House.
  19. M

    Melfoy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so busy but all the staff worked so hard. It was a great evening, with great food. Thank you.
  20. EL

    ElizabethL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  21. CC

    CarronC

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New Years Eve ….Fantastic as usual!!
  22. TW

    TammieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service staff was awesome. Ambiance great. Noise level was adequate. Food was ok. We’ve been there many times and it was always great. Previous New Years dinner was much better than this one. Food was kinda over cooked and or bland last night. I’d still recommend The Lake House, just hopefully they improve their Chefs Tasting Nights.
  23. j

    jmsk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm a Fine dinning Chef over 40 years, let's say that when I go out for dinner I am usually disappointed because I can cook better at home. Not with the LakeHouse. This culinary Team is way above the excellent line. Highly recommended.
  24. RL

    ReneeL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere It was our first time and we very much enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to going back in the summer and enjoying the lake view.
  25. MC

    MarcieC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never dissapoints! Excellent food!
  26. G

    Gregory

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service
  27. GA

    GAHI

    Calgary

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely pre Christmas lunch here. Service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely, as always.
  28. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Really pricey Need more servers so patron gets better service for price your paying Food was good to very good but never had mussels served with fries on top seemed kinda cheap for what the chef experience is supposed to be Noise level is high as it is very busy with many tables. Overall it was good to very good but I wouldn’t say it’s worth what your spending.
  29. SB

    StacyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lake House has yet to disappoint! We were a party of two and enjoyed the crab fettuccine to start, some scallops, shrimp and bison. The recommended wine paired perfectly with our dishes and the service was attentive. If you haven’t gone, you should.
  30. RS

    RichardS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great spot to celebrate a birthday. A very creative menu (it was hard to decide) and great wines by the glass pairings. Setting was very festive for Christmas and service was great.
  31. CK

    CandiceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for any occasion. Food and ambience were amazing.
  32. AB

    AprilB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing as usual. She was knowledgeable and friendly. Food was out of this world. Would recommend Lake House to everyone.
  33. SL

    StuartL

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to this restaurant with a small group of colleagues as a pre-Christmas celebration. We had a great evening! Splendid food, excellent and unobtrusive service, lovely room and ambience. Everything was taken care of, and as it should be. My advice? All the Mains are great, but the Lamb Sirloin - go for it every time. I highly recommend The Lake House for any sort of occasion.
  34. WF

    WendelinF

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are always impressed by the food and service at the Lake House. It was a relaxed and delicious Christmas lunch with friends. My thanks.
  35. DC

    DeannaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great business lunch at the Lake House. The server was attentive but him gave us space to do our work and was very accommodating when someone ordered the wrong item. Food was very good. The sticky toffee pudding was the highlight! I had sticky toffee pudding the next day somewhere else and was so disappointed after having the Lake House’s. The room was beautifully decorated for the holidays. Would definitely go back.
  36. L

    Lindsey

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, we got the daily soup, feature risotto as our main and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. I will go back again just for the dessert.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant on the lake with a modern rustic decor. Nice lighting and a cozy atmosphere. The menu is perfect without too much to decide on. The food was great- nice amount and the service is excellent.
  38. SN

    ShelleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to say that the Manager at The Lake House is very accommodating and nice. On one occasion we had a little something happen and he dealt with it in a very professional manner.
  39. T

    Tree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always, staff were friendly and polite. Me and best friend come here every year for her birthday and we love coming to the Lake House. We will certainly be back again next year for her big 30th birthday ❤️
  40. SD

    SunnyDawn

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I come hear with friends and family for the occasional lunch outing and haven't been disappointed. Service was excellent. Food was good and ambience great for Xmas luncheon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lake House is rated 4.8 stars by 2920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Louise Way SE

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Wild Game

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Neukom

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 225-3939

  • Private party facilities

    The Lake House has two distinct rooms that can host a private event. One smaller Private Dining Room can seat up to 60 people and the main dining room that can accommodate 120 people. The Whole Venue can be booked exclusively and accommodate 180 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten Davies: (403) 225-6525

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